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Nov 6, 2012 6:30pm PST
race down to the wire, i'm reportingve tonight from a polling place in the swg state of florida, where it's the economy and healthcare bringing out voters. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. we'll also hear from voters ine virginia, wisconsin and new jersey. but whoever wins the white house, he will need to solve one of the biggest problems facing the country, the fiscal cliff. we'll have all that and more tonight on nbr! election day is finally here, and americans across the country stood in long lines to vote for the next president of the united states. on wall street, stocks rallied ahead of the election results. there were no big headlines for investors to react to, but the presidential election is expected to lift a cloud of uncertainty that has been weighing on investors. by the close, the dow surged 133 points, the nasdaq rose 12, and the s&p added 11 points. polls show that president obama r romney are in a tight race. ultimately, voters in a few key states will have the final say on who wins the white house. florida is one of tho important battleground states. tom is in miami with mo
Nov 21, 2012 4:30pm PST
in shopping mall parking lots. these tents are pitched outside a best buy in tampa, florida, where shoppers are hoping to get the early-bird holiday specials. with big retail chains opening their doors for black friday, on thursday night, there are complaints about companies putting commerce ahead of family time. walmart has been threatened with protests by its employees. the company filed a complaint with the national labor relations board hoping to stop the demonstrations, but the board won't rule on it before tomorrow. diane eastabrook looks at the personal price of thanksgiving day store hours. >> reporter: this is the calm before the storm at a chicago toys r us. manager danny soro thinks up to 10,000 shoppers will descend on the store when it opens thanksgiving evening, forcing his 300 employees to cut short their holiday. >> we open at 8:00 and we're expecting lines to start from 5 pm to go pretty much throughout the plaza. >> reporter: walmart, kmart, and sears are also opening tomorrow at 8pm; target's opening at 9:00pm. and while opening on turkey day is expected to mean big busin
Nov 15, 2012 4:30pm PST
with the c.e.o. of florida-based bank united. >> tom: that and more tonight on nbr! $4.5 billion and guilty pleas to charges of manslaughter and lying to congress. that was the admission today from b.p. two and a half years after the "deepwater horizon" disaster in the gulf of mexico. that disaster killed 11 people and led to the worst oil spill in u.s. history. inits guilty ple b.p. saidt deeply regrets the loss of life and almost five million barrels of oil that into the gulf. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: justice department officials hope today's settlement and criminal pleas will bring justice to the families of the men who died when the "deepwater horizon" exploded. >> perhaps the greatest tragedy is that the deaths of the 11 men on board the "deepwater horizon" could have been avoided. the explosion of the rig was a disaster that resulted from b.p.'s culture of privileging profit over prudence. >> reporter: b.p. has agreed to plead guilty to 11 counts of felony manslaughter and one felony count of lying to congress. in addition, two b.p. supervisors on the deepwater rig have been
Nov 20, 2012 4:30pm PST
to be with you. >> tom: tomorrow on nbr, we talk health care reform with florida's largest health insurer. the chairman and c.e.o. of florida blue, patrick geraghty, joins us. and how's business at 35,000 feet? an update on the nation's airlines as the busy holiday travel season heats up. >> susie: we know these are tough times for businesses to get loans. it's even harder for non- profits. last night, we told you how individual investors are helping to finance local organizations with community investment notes. tonight, diane eastabrook shows us how this investment is creating jobs in one of chicago's poorest neighborhoods. >> reporter: this looks like an ordinary store on the outside, but inside, it's something else. the nonprofit stewards market is three businesses in one. there's king lizzy, a boutique specializing in urban t-shirts, hats, and custom-painted sneakers; a recording studio for budding hip-hop artists; and a business that washes and refills soap and shampoo bottles for hotels. all three provide jobs for at- risk teens and young adults like shevelle walton. >> i was looki
Nov 1, 2012 4:30pm PDT
, executive chairman of next-era energy, the parent company of florida power and light. here's more of that conversation, beginning with the cost of the repair jobs for power companies in the northeast. >> well, this repair job is going to cost a hugamount of money. i don't think anybody can truly estimate what the cost is going to be. but it will be a lot of money. when we had hurricane wilma it cost us over a half a billion dollars. and this storm is much more extensive than-- expensive than that. the good news is the utilities have the balance sheets and the financial wherewithal to foot the bill. and you know, their vendors aren't going to be sending them bills for quite some time. so they will get the equipment. they will get everything they nd cause t vendors know they will get paid. >> could this wind up as a rate increase in the months or years ahead as they try to pay for some of the storm damage can. they go back to their rates in those states. >> typically in a storm of this sort utilities do go back to their rate commissions. and seek what we call cost recovery. every st
Nov 27, 2012 4:30pm PST
of farming. >> it's an asset that they fly over to florida or drive through to visit grandma. they're not used to thinking of it in terms of an investment. >> reporter: brorson says mesirow's funds have a five-year return rate topping 20%. while some investors are making money renting land to farmers, others are making profits on a combination of rents and bonus payments from grain sales. still other investors operate the farms entirely. >> we will hire out a custom farmer to plant, fertilize and harvest. we take the crop then and we insure it. we might hedge it, sell forward. >> reporter: competition for farmland is hot and it's not easily purchased everywhere. while states like illinois and indiana let investors own farmland, iowa, kans, north dakota, and minnesota don't. that's prompting some investors to look for land in less traditional farming states like arkansas and louisiana. economists think farmland values and investor returns will continue to appreciate as long as grain prices remain high and interest rates remain low. diane eastabrook, nbr, chicago. >> susie: european
Oct 31, 2012 6:30pm PDT
capacity. >> we're joined from jupiter florida. whatt are your colleagues facing lewis? >> they're facing restoration process with a storm that covers so many states and has done so much damage as everybody is seeing on tv. they have many, many lines down, poles down, transformers damaged. substations that are under water, and have to get dried out. equipment vault that is are flooded. they lot of work ahead of them. >> tom: how does a ceo -- how do you begin to prioritize all of that work? >> aually, the priority is pretty well established before the storm even hits. every utiltd works with emergency operations center and developsua a priority list. typically the way it works is critical infrastructure customers get their power back first. critical infrastructure customers would be things like police stations hospitals, nursing homes, fire departments, you know, people who deal with the public safety and public health. after that, the focus then is on what work can be done to get the most number o customers back the fastest. >> tom: you've been talking with colleagues and on a conference
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